Violin Appoints Susan Scheer Aoki as EVP of Product Operations
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 31, 2017 – Violin Systems LLC, an enterprise storage industry leader for extreme performance with consistent low latency and data services, announced today that it has appointed Susan Scheer Aoki as its new executive vice president, product operations.
Scheer Aoki has already led Violin’s professional services and global support teams that provide customers a seemless path to all flash architectures for their mission critical environments, having served the company as its senior vice president of customer operations. With this promotion, she will also oversee R&D with professional services and global support to deliver compelling products, services, and support experiences for customers to achieve their business and technical objectives.
“Susan is a passionate leader and a tireless customer advocate, able to translate customer insights into product leadership,” said Ebrahim Abbasi, Violin CEO. “Our investment in R&D requires investment in talent like Susan’s in order to deliver the next generation of availability, capacity and performance to the industry.”
“This is an important time for Violin Systems, with new innovation, new services for Fortune 100 customers, and new avenues to profitability,” said Scheer Aoki. “I look forward to building on Violin’s rich innovation and product leadership in high performance with consistent low latency, and our commitment to customers to power what’s next.”
Scheer Aoki has two decades of experience in executive management with positions across the product development lifecycle and customer success. Key positions include VP, Solutions and ITaaS and VP, Personalized Enterprise Services at NetApp. She also held VP, Engineering, VP, Product Management, and VP, Marketing roles focused on networking and cloud management products and solutions at Cisco Systems.
Scheer Aoki has received multiple awards for her industry leadership and product achievements, including Most Powerful Women in Technology, Most Powerful and Influential Women of California, Best of Brand, and Product of the Year.
Violin is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling storage technology to be instrumental to their company by changing the SLAs and capabilities of private, hybrid and public cloud environments. The Flash Storage Platform, powered by Concerto OS, a fully integrated storage operating system, is an industry leader in the combination of every significant category measured in all flash arrays: low latency, affordability, density, scalability and performance. With tightly integrated data services, the Violin Flash Storage Platform provides a unique combination of data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart, delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings. Founded in 2005, Violin is headquartered in San Jose, California.